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Dear Wedding Maven, I’m going to the wedding of a co-worker in a few weeks. Technically, I’m her supervisor. How much should I spend on a wedding gift? Thanks Wants to Be a Good Boss Dear Boss, First, whenever I get a question about wedding gifts I like to take a minute to remind people that a wedding gift is supposed to be a token of good wishes and affection. It is NOT payment... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, I'm invited to my soon-to-be sister-in-law's bridal shower. The invitation says, "Pamper the Bride Shower," and there is no information for a gift registry or anything like that. I am not sure what a "Pamper the Bride Shower" is, but I am guessing based on the invitation that she will receive a lot of spa type gifts. So here's my question. Would it be inappropriate to... (more)
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Dear Wedding Maven, My fiancé and I have both been married before, and currently live together. We would prefer that our guests refrain from giving us gifts. We want our friends to come celebrate with us, but not feel required to spend money and effort on gift-giving. Since wedding gifts are traditionally meant to furnish a new couple's home, it just seems tacky to expect guests to give... (more)
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Even though there are a lot of jokes about people getting married for the gifts, I think most brides are actually a little nervous about registering. Here you are, picking out items that are supposed to furnish your home, and last you a lifetime, and you’re exposing your taste in linens to the comments of your future in-laws. That’s why I recently sat down Susan Hynes, a personal chef,... (more)
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